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36 min ago | Babalu Blog

Cubans who defy Castro regime face intimidation and psychological torture

A man who threw a party for a friend in a punk-rock band that has been critical of Fidel Castro says that he has been the target of a 'psychological' campaign of intimidation.


Related Topix: World News, Central America, Fidel Castro, US News, Conservative Political News

2 hrs ago | Free Republic

Mujica said to be mediating between Obama, Castro

At the summit of the Group of 77+China, held June 14-15 in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, [Uruguayan] President Jos Mujica took a key step toward an improvement in U.S.-Cuba relations and the end of the embargo that the U.S. has maintained against the island for more than 50 years, reports [the weekly] Bsqueda this morning [June 19].


Related Topix: World News, Central America, Fidel Castro, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Drugs, Marijuana

7 hrs ago |

North Korean Ship Tests the Waters Near America's Shores

It's not often that North Korean-flagged freighters turn up near America's shores, but when they do, they deserve attention.


Related Topix: Asia, North Korea, World News,

Sun Jul 13, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Clash intensifies over travel to Cuba

Pressure from some Florida members of Congress is making it harder to travel to Cuba even as thousands of their constituents line up to fly to the forbidden island.


Related Topix: World News, Central America, Mario Diaz-Balart, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Florida, Barack Obama

Bangkok Post

Cuba cracks down, arrests 100 women dissidents

Cuban authorities arrested an unusually large group of about 100 dissident marchers Sunday, breaking up a march by the Ladies in White opposition activists.

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Related Topix: Central America, World News,

AGA News

Prisoners in Cuba Learning Go

"At the request of the Cuban Sports Ministry we have started very interesting work in prisons," reports Rafael Torres Miranda of the Academia Cubana de Go.


Related Topix: US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, World News, Prison

Global Voices Online

These Cubans Are Puckering Up in Support of LGBT Rights

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.


Related Topix: Central America, World News,

BWW Reviews: Ocean State Theatre Company Rolls the Dice on Guys and Dolls

Ocean State Theatre's production of Guys and Dolls is sure to be a summertime hit for the Company.


Related Topix: Frank Loesser, Jazz, New York, World News,

Click Orlando

Putin meets with Castro brothers in Cuba

In a scene out of the Cold War, Cuban President Raul Castro and ailing brother Fidel met with the current leader of the communist island's longtime economic benefactor, the state press reported Saturday.

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Related Topix: World News, Central America, Raul Castro, Vladimir Putin, Fidel Castro, Brazil

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Asia News Network

'High value' Malaysian prisoners in Gitmo

They have the distinction of being the only Malaysians detained in the Guantanamo Bay detention centre for the last eight years.


Related Topix: US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Prison, US News, Camp Delta, Guantanamo Bay, Terrorism, World News,

Inside Colombia

Peace process alone will not solve humanitarian crisis in northwest Colombia: UN

The United Nations warned President Juan Manuel Santos Thursday that Colombia's ongoing peace process with the FARC rebel group, the country's largest, will not be sufficient to adress the deepening humanitarian crisis in the northwest of the country, reported local media UN Human Rights High Commissioner Todd Howland deplored the ongoing violence ... (more)


Related Topix: World News

Babalu Blog

Reports from Cuba: A light for my loved ones

July 13 marks the 20th anniversay of the 13th-of-March* tugboat crime against a boat that carried 72 Cubans, sunk by the Cuban regime off the Havana Bay to prevent their escaping to the United States coast.


Related Topix: World News, Central America, Prison, US News, Conservative Political News

Pacific Daily News

Send child migrants to the US to Guantanamo Bay

Send them to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. That's what President Obama should do with the children surging across our country's borders in search of a better life.


Related Topix: Guantanamo Bay, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Prison, World News, Family, Kids, US Military, US Navy, Opinion

Buenos Aires Herald

Russian president set to meet CFK in BA

Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner smile for the cameras in St. Petersburg in September of last year.


Related Topix: World News, Russia, Asia, Vladimir Putin, Central America, South America, Brazil, Bolivia, Uruguay

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

Sarasota couple, defectors, return to Cuba with ballet prodigy son...

Francisco Serrano, 17, an aspiring ballet dancer from Sarasota, performs at Havana's National Theater during an international ballet competition in Cuba, the land of his parents' birth.


Related Topix: Arts, Ballet, World News, Theater

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Putin kicks off Latin America tour with Cuba stop

Russia's President Vladimir Putin, left, and Cuba's President Raul Castro embrace at Revolution Palace in Havana, Cuba, Friday, July 11, 2014.


Related Topix: Vladimir Putin, Raul Castro

Boxing Scene

Lara: Canelo Didn't Want This Fight, You Will See Why

Erislandy Lara has said he doesn't owe Canelo Alvarez anything other than left hands as he prepares do battle with the Mexican superstar this weekend.


Related Topix: Gaming, MGM Grand - The City of Entertainment, World News,


Taliban post picture of commander with smiling U.S. captive

U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban for five years, appeared smiling alongside an alleged Haqqani commander in a photo posted on a Twitter account purporting to be from the Afghan Taliban.

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Related Topix: Prison, World News, Asia, Afghanistan, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp


Empty Buenos Aires 3

Sunset & Buenos Aires & 9 de Julio Avenue & Evita & Would Cup Photo taken yesterday at 5.45, minutes before the first part of the football match between Holland and Argentina ended Allegorically the avenue was dark while there were some sun still at the high, half and half, good time for a shot About the Photo Taken once more at 9 de Julio Avenue, ... (more)


Related Topix: Evita, Theater, World News

Thu Jul 10, 2014

National Public Radio

Paltry Car Sales Seen As Sign Of Cuba's Priorities

Just steps from the Florida Straits, dozens of vehicles sit covered in grime and baking in the Caribbean sun.


Related Topix: World News, Central America,